THE ADVENTURES OF SAM CARLISLE: THE HUNT FOR THE LOST TREASURE development phase has finally ended. We had a great launch at this year’s rAge Gaming Expo. We decided to write this blog just to give a basic heads up of what is going to happen to the game in the future and what we are planning next.
rAge Gaming Expo 2017
This was an experience that we will never forget. First off we would like to thank the following people at the expo for their great contribution to make the show great for all of us. First off great thanks to Cheryl for helping us get at the expo and made sure that all of our stuff was in order to make it the best expo and finally thank you, Kerry, for all of the interviews and media coverage we had got from the expo you guys are rock stars. Thank you also to you the gamer that came to our booth and said hi and played the game with some great feedback from all of you guys.
As the expo was great for us we had a rough time during the expo. Gustav, our main developer, father, unfortunately, died that Saturday of the expo and he rushed to the hospital to go and said goodbye. We here at Givit Game Studios hope that Gustav and his family will find peace.
Back to the expo. We, unfortunately, hadn’t had a great “sales” expo as we had wanted to have. We launched the game at the expo with the retail box version of the game. We only had 20 sales of 500 units. But most of the games did pre-order the game on Steam and that helped a lot. Here is a small break down of our cost and losses.
Booth at rAge: R5631.30
Shirt Printing: R1700.00
Banners (Pull up banners, PVC banner): R1847.72
Flyers (5000): R889.57
DVD box, printing, and production: R8500
Credit Card Machine: R3300
PC Asseories (keyboard and mouse): R600
Total Cost: R22968.59
Total units sold: 20 @ R150 per unit = R3000
So our final loss is R19968.59
As you can see we didn’t come near our target we needed to sell 154 units at the expo just to cover our costs. But like said hopefully with the Steam pre-orders that is coming up we will hopefully sell units.
Retail Boxes of the game
So we have sold some of the units at other faires and managed to sell some of them online, but we still have 450 units left in our store room. We would really like to sell all of the stock. We also do have a registered barcode on the unit itself. One of our aims is to sell the game in a retail store like BT Games or any other gaming shop. We are also looking in to sell the game on TakeAlot.com but that is a process on its own. So if you did buy the game at the expo we will send you a steam key for free just send us your email address and we will send you a key for free.
If you have the boxed version of the game we will also send you free updates of the game just pop us a mail at email@example.com and we will send it to you.
The game and further plans
We have a great plan for the game. We will sell the game on many platforms so that anyone can download the game and play it. Our main focus though is going to be the Steam version. But we are already selling the game on itch.io and will be coming to GOG and Humble Bundle very soon.
This game is totally different from all of the others. This is the type of the game that we grew up with, so we wanted to bring it to the younger audience and surprise the older gamer as well. The Adventures of Sam Carlisle is going to be a five-part series, but for now, we will update the first chapter to its full potential. Sign up to our newsletter to get all the latest info about the game.
So what are the plans?
After some great feedback from you guys, we are considering to bring the game out on iOS and Android phones and tablets. We are not going to rush this process but our aim is September 2018. We also got our Xbox One license so we will also try and release the game at the basic same time. But we will take a break from Sam for about two months just to give a great big update on our mobile game THE WITCH OF ERAST.
The MAC and Linux versions of the game will be available at the end of the week on Steam and all of the other platforms.
If you have any feedback about the game please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewers (YouTube, Twitch coverage)
If you are a YouTuber and a Twitch streamer or any other gaming media please send us a mail at email@example.com and we will send you a Steam key. Otherwise, if you have a keymailer account please invite us there and we will send you a key.
So that is it. Thank you for reading this post. Thank you again for all of the gamers that played the game and gave us some great feedback. We here at Givit Game Studios salute ou.
The Givit Game Studio team.